Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
stretching from north carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but the coast guard says no one was hurt. the coast guard reports an oil sheen, although the company says there was no hydrocarbon spill. production from the platform recently averaged about 9 million cubic feet of natural gas and 1,400 barrels of oil each day. let's get some more from cnn's tom forman who is working this story for us. what do we know, tom? >> reporter: hi, wolf, mainly what
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
but it could have ban whole lot worse. what about our friends in canada? what can they expect? >> well, they're going to get a direct hit as this system, they're going to get the next real landfall as it comes across. it's going to go over nova scotia, prince edward island, and on out into the rest of the maritime and it'll probably be going into what we call an extra tropical or more like a winter storm phase toward the end of that cycle but they'll certainly get the strong tropical storm force winds on nova scotia and prince edward island tomorrow as the storm goes through there. >> we wish them only the best. let's look ahead for the next month or two until the end of this hurricane season. what do we expect? >> well, you get plenty of storms during this peak of the hurricane season and as you can see on this animation, they're lined up pretty much all across afr kachlt the waves are coming across. here is one that came off yesterday that we're watching in our outlook. this was gaston. those are the next two in line from the so-called area. we're watching an area down here
Sep 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is highlighted and educator jeffrey canada shares his story. in another room a session on empowering women which drew rosanna of brazil. sosa manufacturers and sells stainless steel sinks in brazil. because her family was so poor, she didn't get an education, but she was able to learn business skills through a program called 10,000 women. >> translator: it increased my profit 30%. >> souza tells us she now funds scholarships for her workers. the goal, says dina of goldman sachs which runs the program, is so invest in 10,000 women globally. >> investing in women, especially by giving them opportunities to be more economically independent has an affect on all of society. >> cnn's mary snow reporting from new york. former president bill clinton tells democrats "don't play games" when it comes to dealing with the tea party movement. plus, his advice on what president obama can do right now to fix issue number one for american volunteers, the ailing u.s. economy. much more of my big interview ahead. [ tires screech ] [ engine revving ] [ drums playing ] [ male announcer ] 306 horsepower.
Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
actions that congress has taken and the european union, japan, south korea, canada, australia, and others have taken, is that iran is now under more economic pressure than ever before. it is feeling that pressure. the indications are multiple and varied. and now iran is having to factor this new pressure in to its calculations. we remain ready and willing to engage at the negotiating table. but iran has to be prepared to resolve legitimate concerns about the program in a serious way and peacefully. and that's a major accomplishment in the last year. >> would it help that the president of the united states sat down with the president of iran who's in new york right now, the president's here in new york or on the way. would it help for the two of them to sit down? >> i don't think, wolf, a meeting at the head of state level makes any sense absent iran very seriously. being willing to give up the nuclear program through negotiations. we're part of a group called the p-5 plus one. the permanent members of the security council plus germany. through the shared envoy, we reiterated, again